Help on an organic farm on Saturna island, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Last activity: 26 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Our farm is located on Saturna island, the most southern of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. The Gulf Islands are located between Victoria BC and Vancouver BC. We have owned the farm for over 40 years and have been dedicated to preserving and organically farming this unique heritage property. We do several types of farming - vegetable gardening, greenhouses, cattle.
    We are a certified organic farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While Saturna Island is a small rural community we do have a thriving artist community and the best hiking areas you will find anywhere. Nature abounds. The Island also boasts one of the best land based whale viewing sites anywhere on the west coast! We also love to experience and learn about the foods of other cultures and teach what we know.

  • Help


    The most common questions we get asked are : When can I stay there? What kind of work? Where do I eat and sleep? What kind of things can I do?
    We will answer them here as best we can and if you have any other questions just e-mail them.
    WHEN?  We take helpers April to October when we need the most help.
    WHAT KIND OF WORK WILL I DO?  Most jobs here involve gardening and soil preparation, weeding, harvesting the farm produce and helping care for our cows. There is field maintenance work, fencing and building.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    WHERE WILL I EAT?   All food is provided and cooked in our home. Kitchen work and help with dinner would be helpful. 
    WHERE WILL I SLEEP? You will have your own room in a separate building next to our house and it has it's own washroom and shower facilities which are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WHAT CAN I DO IN MY TIME OFF? Saturna has many interesting sights to see and lots of hiking opportunities. Our Farm has it's own private beach and there are many parks and beaches to explore on Saturna Island. You can also take one of the bicycles we have available and explore the Island by road. If you like the ocean you can learn to use one of our row boats.  You can also rent Kayaks on Saturna.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 188924134828